Math Activities and Games
Below are links that offer a variety of math activities to try at home.
http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/math.pdf A bundle of activities (pre-K-5) provided by the US Department of Education. http://www.figurethis.org/ Provides interesting math challenges aimed at middle school mathematics, though many problems can be used for upper elementary students looking to extend their math abilities. http://investigations.terc.edu/families/ Information about the Investigations math program. http://thinkingblocks.com/ Model division situations with virtual blocks.
Featured games for addition and subtraction.
Number Jump- Practice addition and subtraction combinations as you squash flies sitting on the number lines.
Sums Stacker- Arrange coins, numbers, or dice to make stacks of the indicated sums. Be sure to do this in the fewest moves possible.
Ten Frame-Ten frames are a great way to visualize numbers with reference to the number 10. This link offers a variety of activities that use ten frames.
Five Frame- Similar to the ten frame. Use with kindergarten or First Grade students to help them visualize small quantities.
Doubles Fact Concentration- Practice those "doubles" addition combinations.
Basic Fact Fishing: Practice your basic addition combinations while trying to catch that "whopper".
Featured games for multiplication and division.
Multiplication Game: Use your knowledge of products and factors to get 4 in a row before your opponent. A good mix of fact practice and strategy.
Factorize: Find all the factors of a number by using rectangular arrays.
Multiplication.com- Has a bundle of fact practice activities in game formats.
Fun 4 the Brain Division Games: A variety of fact practice games for division.
Penguin Jump Multiplication: Race your penguin across the icebergs while practicing your multiplication facts.
Featured Games for counting and numbers
Concentration: Match numbers, shapes, fractions, or multiplication facts to equivalent representations. Give the Dog a Bone: Help the dog find the hidden bones on the 100 chart in less than a minute. Point Out the View: Students select the different characters and create the point of view for each individual character until all four have been figured out.